Babies Coming Soon!


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No, not from Nepal (well, at least not yet)…but to a movie theater near you!  On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, take your mom to Babies, a documentary produced by French Producer Thomas Balmès.  Your mom will love you for taking her to this absolutely adorable film that follows four babies across the world through their first year of life. 

A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation to the screening of Babies from a publicist at Focus Features Films.  A few of the production company’s movies you may have heard of – Lost in Translation, Sin Nombre, Greenberg, A Serious Man and Pirate Radio. 

Apparently I made the list of – get this – “journalists and other international child development experts” who were invited to take a peek at the movie before the big release on Mother’s Day.  We were asked to hold off on the critiques until closer to the film debut….but I thought I’d give you a glimpse and also remind you that Mother’s Day is coming soon. 

Babies is adorable. The music is fabulous. You will be oooh-ing and aahh-ing throughout the movie. I didn’t even notice that there is no narration.  The time went by so fast. So, I will hold off on the full review for now, but thought you’d like to meet the babies:

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Ponijao lives in Namibia with her family, including her parents and eight older brothers and sisters. Ponijao’s family is part of the Himba tribe, and lives in a small village with other families.



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Mari lives with her mother and father in Shibuya, a busy metropolitan area within Tokyo, at the center of all of the city’s noise and excitement. Mari is an only child and lives a contemporary urban lifestyle.



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Born in Mongolia, Bayarjargal, usually called “Bayar” for short, lives with his mother, father, and older brother Delgerjargal (“Degi”) on their small family farm.




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Hattie lives in San Francisco, born to very ecological, “green” parents.  Both of Hattie’s parents are equally involved in her day-to-day life, fixing her meals, taking her to play groups, and spending time with her around the house.


By the way, my 2-year-old niece, Sky, loves this trailer and asks for it to be replayed all the time. It’s amazing how play, sibling fights and habits are the same throughout the world give or take a goat, which apparently they only play with in Mongolia.

Check out the trailer –





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